15 Best Things To Do in Nanchang

The Nanchang of China is a beautiful place popular with the tourist all over the world. It is the capital of Jiangxi region in central China carrying a historic value for formation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Situated on the bank of the Gan River, Nanchang has a metropolitan appeal; and being the railway center, almost all the cities of China are accessible from Nanchang. It is known as the world’s hero city and the name Nanchang curtailed to “Hong” or “Chang”.In the city of Nanchang and its surrounding places, there are several famous tourist spots where people go to spend their vacation. There are several parks, museums, hill stations which are the top attractions of Nanchang. Here we discuss 15 best places to visit in Nanchang so that one can have a fair idea about how to plan a vacation for Nanchang.

Let's explore the tourist attractions and 15 best things to do in Nanchang:

1. The Tengwang Pavilion is a must visit spot of Nanchang with amazing work of art

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The Tengwang Pavilion is a beautiful nine-storied pagoda. At first, it built at Tang Times. After that is demolished and rebuilt for 29 times. Each and every floor is the treasure of arts. From the top of this pagoda, the entire city looks marvelous. In spite of being very old, it is very well maintained. This pavilion is one of the most tourist visiting spot of Nanchang.

2. The enthralling Autumn Water Square light and water shows can make you speechless

Spectacular musical fountain shows followed by a light and music show on the skyscrapers are two most eye-catching shows of Nanchang Autumn Water Square or QiuShui Square. Every night, the two magnificent shows are shown to entertain the locals and as well as the outsiders.

3. One should visit the Nanchang Memorial Museum to get the historic feeling of the Republic of China

Nanchang Memorial Museum is a must visit place for the tourist of Nanchang. This is the place where Chinese People’s Army was formed. The museum is full of documents and goods like weapons, dresses, utensils, furniture used by the Chinese soldiers give you a good feel of the historic journey of the Peoples Republic of China.

4. Star of Nanchang ride is one of most thrilling experience one can have in Nanchang

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The Star of Nanchang is the one of the main attractions of Nanchang. It’s a huge Ferris Wheel with sixty gondolas. Not only tourists but the locals also enjoy its 30 minutes ride. The top view from this wheel covers almost the entire city of Nanchang. The sunset and night view over the Gan River are the beautiful sceneries to capture from the Star of Nanchang.

5. The Bayi Square in Nanchang is the a good place to roam around

Nanchang Bayi Square is the second largest square of China and a good place to visit in Nanchang. Its construction was started in 1977 and took 2 years to complete it. A rebuilt of this square was done in 2000 and after that the size of this square is 78,000 square meters. A music fountain is made at the south of this square which attracts the local people to visit the place. Mainly in the evenings and nights of summer season, people come here to hang out.

6. Nanchang Red Valley Beach Avenue is a good place to visit for tourists

The Nanchang Riverside Red Valley Beach Avenue is a very pleasant place to stroll and leisure. It is constructed on the Gan River with a beautiful environment, the sky scrapers, lined trees, Autumn Square; the Citizen's Park etc make this place amazing. At night the roads are lighted beautifully and there is a musical fountain show. The people can feel the local culture of Jiangxi. So it can be a good place to visit for tourists.

7. HongGu TanJin Jie is business merchandise in Nanchang

The HongGu TanJin Jie is a large building. The entrance gate and wall is decorated with golden designs made of gold. There is a super market inside it along with restaurants, cinemas. The place is not opened for enough time.

8. Shengjin Tower is an old wood made pagoda with a good architectural value

The Shengjin Tower is historical tower made in Ming Dynasty. It is a pagoda with touch of gold. The Shengjin Tower is located on the Shengjinta Street of Nanchang in the Jiangxi Province. This pagoda was made in 904 to 907 A.D. so carrying a history of 1000 years or more. There are so many sagas behind this Shengjin Tower. It is the oldest building of Nanchang.

The Shengjin Tower is made of wood. Due to various reasons, this tower damaged and rebuilt many times. From outside it is seemed to be a seven-storied building, but actually, there is one more story. The building is octahedron with a copper-made top. The gold gilding is done on the wood.

This wooden pagoda is really a charm of the city. The light and sound show at night here is really an amazing experience to have.

9. Qingyun Pu Garden is a peaceful place in Nanchang

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The Qingyun Pu Garden is located 5 kilometers away from Nanchang. It used to be a temple in the past, as the time changed it became home for Ba Da Shanren, the famous artist of China. Thus, the garden got the recent name. There are few yards in separate spindle of gardens, few halls and a temple. There are many osmanthus trees in the garden. In the tourist season of autumn, tourists can smell the sweet fragrance of the tree.

10. Meiling Mountain is attractive tourist spot in Nanchang with its gorgeous scenic beauty

Meiling Mountain is located in the suburban area of Nanchang. The place is the best summer destination of China due its pleasant weather in summer. It is also known for its fresh oxygen supply. The top of this Meiling Mountain is the best place to watch sunrise and sunset. There are some good lakes, waterfalls. Xiyao Lake is on the peak of the Meiling Mountain. Waterwheel, Hongya Well, Tongyuan Waterfall and Rice Terrace are the famous tourist spots here. The Autumn View of West Hill is very famous here. As the time passes the place is being more famous.

11. The Poyang Lake is a famous tourist spot with spectacular beauty and lovely surroundings

The Poyang Lake is a located beside the Yangtze River in the Jiangxi region. It is the best and the biggest lake of China with fresh water. The Poyang Lake is encircled by lovely mountains and beautiful islands.

12. Mount Longhu is a spectacular place of with loads of greenery and natural beauty

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The Mount Longhu is a famous tourist spot with the attractions of Shangqi Palace, Tianshi Mansion, Rock Tomb, Elephant Trunk, the area of Heavenly Rock and Water Rock, Paiya Rock, Du Peak and Mazu Rock.

13. Lushan Mountain is a beautiful place to enjoy nature

The Lushan Mountain is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO in 1996. It is located in the northern part of Jiangxi and it is 25 kilometers in length and 10 kilometers in breadth. The place is a one of the best summer destination. The doctors often recommend the patient to go for a change in this mountain. The Dahanyang Peak is the top of this mountain. The mountain is famous for its extremely good natural beauty. There are several numbers of ponds, waterfalls and hot springs. The Peach Blossom Garden, Guanyin Bridge, Bamboo Temple, Lushan Hot Springs, White Deer Cavern Academy, Five Old Man Peaks, Luling Lake are the attractions of the Lushan Mountain.

14. Mount Sanqingshan National Park is the UNESCO listed national park of Nanchang

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The Mount Sanqingshan National Park is included in the list of world heritage of UNESCO in 2008. The Nanqing, Wanshou, Sunshine, Yulingguan, Western, Xihua, Saqing etc are the best scenic spot in the Mount Sanqingshan National Park.

15. Ba Da Shanren Memorial Hall is a place to display the work of new artist and encourage their work and the Chinese art

Ba Da Shanren Memorial Hall is located in the Qingyun Pu Garden in the Nanchang City. This hall is made in the memory of the famous artist Ba Da Shanren - Zhu Da as he used to live here. He was exceptionally good at the painting of landscape at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty and lived solitarily and concentrates only in painting. Here are different halls and more than 80 creative works are displayed here. In this memorial hall, other than displaying collection, exhibitions researcherses and appreciation are done.

In this Ba Da Shanren Memorial Hall, there regularly the art exhibitions of the contemporary artists are done to encourage the upcoming artists and the Chinese art.

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  1. Tengwang Pavilion

    #1 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Tengwang Pavilion

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Address: No.36 Fanggu Street, Donghu District, Nanchang 330008, China

    Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Built during 654 A.D during the Tang dynasty it was named after Li Yuanying who assumed the name Tengwang upon being knighted. The tower was originally three storeys high and was later rebuilt about 2...Read more

  2. Nanchang Bayi Square

    #2 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Nanchang Bayi Square

    Tags: Outdoors, Entertainment, Square

    Address: Zhongshan Road, Donghu District, Nanchang330006, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Bayi Square (literally known as August 1st Sqaure) in the southern part were built to commemorate the Nanchang uprising that happened in August 1 1927. It was here that The Kuomintang Nationalist ...Read more

  3. Star Of Nanchang

    #3 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Star Of Nanchang

    Tags: Landmark, Entertainment

    Address: Donghu District, Nanchang 330000, China

    Timings: 08:30 am - 10:00 pm Details

    The second tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the Star of Nanchang is a whopping 160mt tall preceded only by Singapore Flyer. Opened to the world on May 2006 and built with superb precision and effici...Read more

  4. Meiling National Scenic Area

    #4 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Meiling National Scenic Area

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Address: 15 km far away from Nanchang City, Wanli District, Nanchang 330004, China

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a calm and serene mountain range of Meiling. It is actually closer to Nanchang than Mt. Lushun which makes it a more convenient destination for a weeke...Read more

  5. Autumn Water Square

    #5 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Autumn Water Square

    Tags: Entertainment, Fountain

    Address: Honggutan District, Donghu District, Nanchang 330100, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 09:10 pm Details

    Known as Asia’s largest musical fountain, the fountains at the autumn square shoot water at a height of about 130 metres. Standing at the north of Gan River the water square covers about 80,000s...Read more

  6. Shengjin Tower

    #6 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Shengjin Tower

    Tags: Historical Site, Restaurant, Tower, Heritage Building

    Address: 1 Shengjinta St, Xihu, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This tower was built during the Tang dynasty more than a millennium ago. It shares an interesting story where a wandering monk found a big box hidden in the earth which contained 4 sets of golden rope...Read more

  7. Tianxiang Park

    #7 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Tianxiang Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: No.168 Qingshanhu South Avenue, Qingshanhu District, Nanchang 330096, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A natural wetland turned tourist spot Tianxiang Park is one of the most beautiful places for a leisure stroll or a fun picnic with family and friends. Apart from the usual trees, bushes, flowers and g...Read more

  8. Youmin Temple

    #8 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Youmin Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark

    Address: No.181 Minde Road, Donghu District, Nanchang 330006, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This is a pleasant temple away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Youmin temple was built in 503A.D and went through numerous renovations and reconstructions and was finally completed in 1995. Th...Read more

  9. Badashanren Memorial Hall

    #9 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Badashanren Memorial Hall

    Tags: Museum, Memorial, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: No.259 Qingyunpu Road, Qingyunpu District, Nanchang, China

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A museum named and dedicated to one of the most revered, authentic and distinguished painters during the Qing dynasty, Badashanren. His real name was Zhu Da and was born of a royal descent in the fami...Read more

  10. Jiangxi Museum

    #10 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Jiangxi Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: No.99 Xinzhou Road | South of Renmin Square, Donghu District, Nanchang 330006, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This is a small but efficient museum in the Jiangxi province which houses many relics. The museum is divided primarily into three sections namely: Nature section comprises of pictures & models of...Read more

  11. Jinggang Mountain

    #11 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Jinggang Mountain

    Tags: Outdoors, Mountain, View Point

    Address: In the middle of Luoxiao Mountain, Ji'an city, Jiangxi, China

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The mountains are not just a place for scenic beauty but also an important turning point in the history of China. It was red army base camp during the Cultural Revolution. It is here Mao Zedong consol...Read more

  12. Liyuan Unit

    #12 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
  13. Nanchang Xiangtangxin Huijing Rice Factory

    #13 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
  14. Zhengrong Dahu Zhidu (south Gate 1)

    #14 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang
    Zhengrong Dahu Zhidu (south Gate 1) Image

    Overview of Zhengrong Dahu Zhidu (south Gate 1) Zhengrong Dahu Zhidu (south Gate 1) lies in the city of Nanchang in China. Zhengrong Dahu Zhidu Ã...Read more

  15. Ligao International City

    #15 of 33 Things To Do in Nanchang

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